v. t.

  1. To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to direct or superintend the execution, application, or conduct of; as, to administer the government or the state.
  2. To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.
  3. To apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc.
  4. To tender, as an oath.
  5. To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.

v. i.

  1. To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.
  2. To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.


  1. Administrator.